Metalmark Capital Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Metalmark Capital has acquired 1 company. It has also invested in 1 other.

Metalmark Capital’s most common sectors for investment are oil/gas exploration (19%) and chemicals (16%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (41%) and stake purchase (34%). In total, Metalmark Capital has invested in 23 US states and 4 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2007 when it acquired Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget SCA - Packaging Opertions for $430M.

In the last 3 years, Metalmark Capital has exited 5 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (49%). Metalmark Capital’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2013 when it sold Vanguard Health Systems for $4.3B.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity94
    • M&A Buy Activity59
    • M&A Sell Activity35
  • Total Sectors Invested 23
  • Total Countries Invested 4
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 32
  • M&A Advisors 12

Metalmark Capital

1177 Avenue of the Americas, 40th floor,
New York, New York 10036
United States
(212) 823-1930
www.metalmarkcapital.com

Metalmark Capital is an independent private equity group focused on large company transactions in a wide range of industries. Metalmark is a hands-on investment firm looking to build long-term value in its portfolio companies. Broad areas of interest include natural resources/energy, healthcare services, industrials, food, transportation, and financial services. Metalmark was established in 2004 by the former principals of Morgan Stanley Capital Partners to manage the Metalmark Capital and Morgan Stanley Capital Partners funds. Metalmark is based in New York City.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Aerospace, Business Services, Chemicals, Defense, Distribution, Energy Services and Equipment, Environmental, Financial Services, Food, Forest Products, Healthcare Services, Insurance, Life Science, Machinery, Manufacturing, Metals/Mining, Oil/Gas Exploration, Packaging, Renewable Energy, Retail, Safety/Security, Staffing, Transportation, Utilities

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Consolidation, Divestiture, Going Private

Geographic Preferences: East US, Midwest US, South US, West US, Canada

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size - -
Enterprise Value - -

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (1.2/yr) # 53 4 - 1 1 - 59
vol $1.1B $1.1B
Sell (1.2/yr) # 29 1 3 - 1 1 35
vol $10.3B $10.3B
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Kissner Milling Co., Ltd. 2020-02-03 - Add-on Acquisition
Cambridge, Ontario · www.kissner.com
Collagen Matrix, Inc. 2019-08-01 - Secondary Buyout
Oakland, New Jersey · www.collagenmatrix.com
Innovetive Petcare, Inc. 2019-01-09 - Secondary Buyout
Austin, Texas · www.innovetivepetcare.com
T. Parker Host 2018-11-29 - Growth Capital
Norfolk, Virginia · www.tparkerhost.com
WorldStrides, Inc. 2017-11-09 - Secondary Buyout
Charlottesville, Virginia · www.worldstrides.com
Bostwick Laboratories 2017-05-04 - Add-on Acquisition
Glen Allen, Virginia · www.bostwicklaboratories.com
Schafer Corp. 2017-04-06 - Add-on Acquisition
Arlington, Virginia · www.schafercorp.com
Hoffmaster Group, Inc. 2016-10-19 - Secondary Buyout
Oshkosh, Wisconsin · www.Hoffmaster.com
Premier Research Group Ltd. 2016-10-17 - Secondary Buyout
Durham, North Carolina · www.premier-research.com
Valagro SpA 2016-10-14 - Growth Capital
Atessa, Italy · www.valagro.com
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Premier Research Group Ltd. 2016-10-17 Regulatory Professionals, Inc. 2018-07-30 1
Durham, North Carolina · www.premier-research.com Newark, California · www.regprofessional.com
Camin Cargo Control, Inc. 2015-07-01 Quantum Control Services, Inc. 2015-11-19 1
Linden, New Jersey · www.camincargo.com Come By Chance, Newfoundland

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Oil/Gas Exploration 4 (19%) - 11 (19%) -
Chemicals 3 (14%) - 9 (15%) -
Healthcare Services 1 (5%) - 5 (8%) -
Packaging 1 (5%) 430M (59%) 4 (7%) 430M (40%)
Financial Services 3 (14%) 300M (41%) 3 (5%) 300M (28%)
Energy Services and Equipment 1 (5%) - 3 (5%) -
Insurance - - 3 (5%) -
Defense - - 2 (3%) 335M (31%)
Business Services 1 (5%) - 2 (3%) -
Life Science 1 (5%) - 2 (3%) -
Transportation - - 2 (3%) -
Utilities 2 (10%) - 2 (3%) -
Aerospace - - 1 (2%) -
Consumer Products - - 1 (2%) -
Consumer Services 1 (5%) - 1 (2%) -
Education - - 1 (2%) -
Electrical Equipment - - 1 (2%) -
Environmental 1 (5%) - 1 (2%) -
Forest Products - - 1 (2%) -
Marine 1 (5%) - 1 (2%) -
Medical Products - - 1 (2%) -
Renewable Energy 1 (5%) - 1 (2%) -
Staffing - - 1 (2%) -
Total 21 $730M 59 $1.1B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 19 (90%) 730M (100%) 55 (93%) 1.1B (100%)
  Texas 7 (33%) - 12 (20%) -
  Colorado 1 (5%) - 4 (7%) -
  Virginia 1 (5%) - 4 (7%) -
  Florida 1 (5%) 300M (41%) 3 (5%) 300M (28%)
  Illinois 1 (5%) - 3 (5%) -
  Tennessee 1 (5%) - 3 (5%) -
  Pennsylvania - - 3 (5%) -
  Ohio 1 (5%) - 2 (3%) 335M (31%)
  North Carolina 1 (5%) - 2 (3%) -
  New Jersey 1 (5%) - 2 (3%) -
  West Virginia 1 (5%) - 2 (3%) -
  Connecticut - - 2 (3%) -
  California - - 2 (3%) -
  Wisconsin - - 2 (3%) -
  New York 1 (5%) - 1 (2%) -
  Nebraska 1 (5%) - 1 (2%) -
  Oklahoma - - 1 (2%) -
  Missouri - - 1 (2%) -
  Massachusetts - - 1 (2%) -
  Arizona - - 1 (2%) -
  Alabama - - 1 (2%) -
  Wyoming - - 1 (2%) -
Canada 1 (5%) - 2 (3%) -
  Alberta 1 (5%) - 1 (2%) -
  Ontario - - 1 (2%) -
Italy 1 (5%) - 1 (2%) -
Bermuda - - 1 (2%) -
Domestic 19 (90%) 730M (100%) 55 (93%) 1.1B (100%)
Cross-border 2 (10%) - 4 (7%) -
Total 21 $730M 59 $1.1B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 10 (48%) 300M (41%) 24 (41%) 300M (28%)
Stake Purchase 4 (19%) - 20 (34%) -
Secondary Buyout 2 (10%) - 7 (12%) 335M (31%)
Growth Capital 4 (19%) - 5 (8%) -
Divestiture 1 (5%) 430M (59%) 1 (2%) 430M (40%)
Recapitalization - - 1 (2%) -
Special Situations/Distressed - - 1 (2%) -
Total 21 $730M 59 $1.1B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale 14 (40%) 4.1B (40%)
IPO 7 (20%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 6 (17%) 5.3B (51%)
Secondary Sale 6 (17%) 910M (9%)
Merger 2 (6%) -
Total 35 $10.3B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Houlihan Lokey
1
Jefferies LLC
1
Lazard Ltd.
1
Legal Deals
Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP
7
Ropes & Gray LLP
3
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
2

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 3 $1.1B
TOTAL $1.1B
Largest Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget SCA - Packaging Opertions
$430M (2007-01-23)
sell # Total
> $1B 2 $6.3B
$100M to $1B 7 $4.0B
< $100M 1 $20M
TOTAL $10.3B
Largest Vanguard Health Systems, Inc.
$4.3B (2013-06-24)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
92%
11 92%
Strategic(s)
8%
1 8%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
29%
7 29%
Strategic(s)
71%
17 71%

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